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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research
University of Washington in Medical Lake, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 02/25/2022
Category
Postdoctoral-Biochemistry
Postdoctoral-Biology
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research


Job Description

Position Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Monika Bambouskova in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine, located in the Medical School Campus.

The Lab is interested in studying molecular mechanisms underlaying crosstalk between metabolic pathways and immune cell signaling and its involvement in pathophysiological processes. The laboratory uses classical molecular biology and biochemistry techniques in combination with systems approaches. We are emerging open and collaborative research team seeking enthusiastic candidates motivated to pursue studies in immunometabolism and beyond.

Recent publication: Bambouskova et al. Cell Reports 2021; Swain and Bambouskova et al. Nature Metabolism 2020; Bambouskova et al. Nature 2018.

In addition to state-of-the-art research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs .

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The principal duties of the postdoctoral research fellow include the design, execution, and analysis of research experiments, prepares and submits abstracts and papers for presentations/publications, and assists with grant preparation and reporting. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  • Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing skills.
  • Designs research experiments.
  • Evaluates research findings and reports results.
  • Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
  • Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  • Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  • Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
  • Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  • Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, physiology or related fields.
  • Strong research experience demonstrated by publication in reputable journals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated prior experience with molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with various in vitro and in vivo assays.
  • Ability and willingness to work with mice.
  • Ability to implement new laboratory procedures, conduct research and record findings.
  • Skills in independent analytical thinking, experimental design, troubleshooting, and the ability to effectively communicate with the laboratory staff and investigators is highly desired.
  • Experience with scientific software (e.g., Prism, ImageJ, etc.) is desirable.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Qualified candidates are invited to provide current CV and two to three references that can be contacted directly by email at monika.bambouskova@wustl.edu .


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Position Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Monika Bambouskova in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine, located in the Medical School Campus.

The Lab is interested in studying molecular mechanisms underlaying crosstalk between metabolic pathways and immune cell signaling and its involvement in pathophysiological processes. The laboratory uses classical molecular biology and biochemistry techniques in combination with systems approaches. We are emerging open and collaborative research team seeking enthusiastic candidates motivated to pursue studies in immunometabolism and beyond.

Recent publication: Bambouskova et al. Cell Reports 2021; Swain and Bambouskova et al. Nature Metabolism 2020; Bambouskova et al. Nature 2018.

In addition to state-of-the-art research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs .

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The principal duties of the postdoctoral research fellow include the design, execution, and analysis of research experiments, prepares and submits abstracts and papers for presentations/publications, and assists with grant preparation and reporting. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  • Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing skills.
  • Designs research experiments.
  • Evaluates research findings and reports results.
  • Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
  • Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  • Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  • Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
  • Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  • Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, physiology or related fields.
  • Strong research experience demonstrated by publication in reputable journals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated prior experience with molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with various in vitro and in vivo assays.
  • Ability and willingness to work with mice.
  • Ability to implement new laboratory procedures, conduct research and record findings.
  • Skills in independent analytical thinking, experimental design, troubleshooting, and the ability to effectively communicate with the laboratory staff and investigators is highly desired.
  • Experience with scientific software (e.g., Prism, ImageJ, etc.) is desirable.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Qualified candidates are invited to provide current CV and two to three references that can be contacted directly by email at monika.bambouskova@wustl.edu .


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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